Category:Allergy & Autoimmune

FDA Authorizes First Commercially Available Screening Test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

The Victor EnLite and EnLite Neonatal TREC kit from PerkinElmer is the first commercially available screening test in the United States and Canada for severe combined immunodeficiency, known as “Bubble Boy” disease. Affecting an estimated 1 in 58,000 newborns each year, SCID is an inherited genetic condition that makes it extremely difficult to fight off infections.

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